National Lockdown Announced in England

Posted 05/01/2021

The Government has announced new 'Stay at Home' guidelines.

Unfortunately the number of cases of coronavirus are increasing. As a result, the Government has introduced a new national lockdown in England. Everyone is ordered to stay at home, with rules coming into effect from 5 January 2021 at 00:01AM.

Schools, non-essential retail and outdoor leisure facilities will be closed.

You may only leave your home for a limited number of reasons, including:

  • Work, when this cannot be done from home
  • Essential shopping
  • Exercise, once a day in your local area
  • To visit a GP or healthcare provider
  • To visit a place of worship

Download our Easy Read Guidance to the new ‘Stay at Home’ guidance:

Easy Read - Stay At Home (932kB)

For more information, visit the Government website.